October 5, 2009, Monday. Today we stopped by a local bank branch to establish a relationship there and then toured a bunch of apartment complexes, looking for one that accepted dogs and would give us a 6 month lease and wasn’t in a completely sketchy neighborhood. Despite all my pre-move online research, and our poring over the “apartments for rent” booklet we picked up, the apartment we decided upon was one that we just happened to drive by while on our bank errand.
It’s in Cottonwood Heights, south of the SLC downtown, approximately halfway between Big Cottonwood Canyon (the road to Solitude and Brighton ski resorts) and Little Cottonwood Canyon (the road to Alta and Snowbird ski resorts). To celebrate the finding of our new home – and while we waited for the new landlords to run our credit check – we had a very late lunch/early dinner at Hoppers Grill and Brewery, just down the street from our motel (7200 South 890 East, Midvale) The beers were tasty – I really do think that Utah microbrews are extremely flavorful and served at the correct temperature more often than not – I had an English-style mild ale and the red ale while H stuck with their pale ale. The food was decent too, fairly straightforward brewpub cuisine: I had a pork burrito with chile verde (good, tho' not very spicy, and huge – I gave H nearly half).
Oh: so much for clear, dry skies and sunshine here in the desert – it snowed on and off all day, finally clearing in the late afternoon.